This morning I read this article The Lord's Earthquake Warning in Chile, in the Meridian Magazine.
It is actually a letter written by the wife of the mission president of the Santiago Chile East Mission regarding the earthquake.
She wrote that two weeks before the earthquake she woke in the middle of the night to a prompting that they should prepare the missionaries for an earthquake. The office staff kicked into gear, visited each apartment...
President Larry Laycock and his wife, Sister Lisa Laycock head the Santiago Chile East Mission and had spent the two weeks prior to the 8.8 earthquake visiting each missionary apartment and preparing them for an earthquake. They brought specific instructions on what to do, supplied water purification bottles for the missionaries, told them how to create a 36-hour kit for emergencies and how to stay in communication should an earthquake strike. They prayed with each missionary and dedicated their apartments. Why? Because of a special experience that alerted them to what was coming. They told their missionaries, “If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.”
Read it with a box of tissues nearby. It is powerful.
There is much food for thought here. Very basic lessons can be learned, and faith can be strengthened:
He is watching over us. He warns us. He prepares us. Prophets lead and guide us. We should heed them. Faith overcomes fear. Dreams are a form of revelation. Perhaps He speaks to us and maybe we are not still enough to hear Him. Gratitude for those good servants of the Lord who are listening and obeying. And on and on, the lessons and thoughts come.
See what you learn from this experience. Share your thoughts in the comments section.